CHC50121 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Qualification: CHC50121 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Qualification CRICOS Code: 107480A

Qualification Status: Current

AQF Level: 5

Entry Requirement:

There is no pre-requisites or specific entry requirement for this qualification. This course is available to all international students and Penfold College requires that students are able to provide evidence that they:

  • Have demonstrated an IELTS level at score of least 5.5 or equivalent (test results must be no more than 2 years old) or demonstration of successful completion of at least General English at Upper Intermediate or English for Academic Purposes Upper Intermediate level.
  • Have a suitable level of language, literacy and numeracy to complete course requirements with or without additional support that Penfold College is able to provide.
  • Have successfully completed Australian year 12 or equivalent.
  • Are at least at age of 18 on the date of course commencement.
  • Have successfully completed Australian year 12 or equivalent OR minimum of 2 years of industry experience OR be of mature age with sound literacy and numeracy skills
  • Student must obtain a valid Working with Children Check and a AFP National Police Check certificate with no criminal records reported/recorded. These documents are to be obtained by students at their own cost.
  • Please Note: All the students commencing this course are required to complete LLN test on the orientation day to assist Penfold College to identify student’s needs for additional support during their study with Penfold College.
  • Recommendation: It is highly recommended that student should have successfully completed CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care prior commencing this course, although this is not a mandatory entry requirement.

Total Core Units: 15

Total Electives Units: 3

Mode of Delivery: Face to face (Classroom based) / Flexible learning (Covid-19) 20 hours per week.

Work placement: Minimum of 240 hours in an approved childcare centre/facility

Location of course: Level 3, 123 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Course Fees:

Total Course Fee: AUD 20,750

Tuition Fee: AUD 20,000

Material Fee: AUD 500

Application Fee: AUD 250 (non-refundable)

Total Course Duration: 78 weeks, including 66 study weeks and 12 weeks of holidays.

Pathways:

Pathways for Students

Participants are provided with advice on employment and training options throughout the delivery of the program.

Training Pathway

Students who satisfactorily complete the Certificate III of Early Childhood Education and Care could continue their studies in the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care because number of the same units are in both qualifications, learners would receive credit for the relevant units in the Diploma. Students could also enrol in a degree program in Child Care and may be eligible for advanced standing depending on the individual Higher Education provider’s policies

Employment Pathway

Students who satisfactorily complete the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will be able to find employment as room leaders in a childcare centre or family day care coordinator or occasional care coordinator or room leader within an early childhood education and care settings or early childhood director or early childhood educator.

Course Structure:

A total of 28 Units (23 Core and 5 electives) must be completed and deemed competent to achieve the qualification CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Participants who achieve competency in any unit/s will receive a Statement of Attainment (provided USI is verified) for that unit/s without completing all 28 units in the qualification. Students completing all the required units of competency will attain full qualification.

Unit of Competency Core / Elective
Code/Title
Cluster 1 CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice Core
Cluster 2 CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence Core
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
Cluster 3 HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting Core
Cluster 4 CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children Core
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Core
Cluster 5 CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers Core
CHCECE003 Provide care for children Core
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks Core
Cluster 6 HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety Core
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children Core
Cluster 7 CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children Core
Cluster 8 CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice Elective
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy Elective
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care services Core
Cluster 9 CHCMGT003 Lead the work team Elective
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations Core
Cluster 10 CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood Core
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children Core
Cluster 11 CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour Core
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency Core
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children Core
Cluster 12 CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning Core
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children Core
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development Core
Cluster 13 BSBMGT605 Provide leadership across the organisation Elective
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Elective

 

Assessment Methodology

Assessment methods used for this qualification are varied and will provide a range of ways for individuals to demonstrate that they have met the required outcomes. Assessment methods may include:

  • Research
  • Case Study
  • Portfolio
  • Projects
  • Workplace reflection
  • Supervisor report
  • Role plays/observations

At the beginning of each unit, your trainer and assessor will outline the assessment tasks that must be completed.

Facilities and Resources

Your classes will be conducted in modern classrooms and you will be able to access Wi-Fi. There are also areas for you to relax, as well as conduct additional study.

You will be provided with a Student Guide relevant to each unit in your course. Recommended textbooks are also available onsite for you to use and borrow if you wish. You may also purchase these textbooks if you require.

The recommended textbook for this course is:

The Early Childhood Educator for Diploma, Second Edition l Walker, Miller Mcgraw-Hill Higher Education – Australia & New Zealand

Course Progress Policy

Penfold College will monitor, records and assesses the course progress of each student for the course in which the student is enrolled. Course Progress Policy defines the requirements for student satisfactory course progress, the processes for monitoring, recording and assessing the student course progress and the processes for the Penfold College intervention strategies for identifying and assisting students to achieve satisfactory course progress. The procedure sets out the processes for reporting student unsatisfactory course progress on PRISMS according to ESOS Act Section 19.

Penfold College assess student’s progress at the end of each compulsory Term. The Term is 11 weeks long for all qualifications on CRICOS scope. While every attempt would be made to keep consistency in term weeks, however number of weeks in the defined term may also factor in the duration and the completion of units of competency, which enable Penfold College to determine student participation and course progress in any given successfully completed term. One Term is considered the minimum length of time in which it is reasonable for the Administration Manager to make an assessment of a student’s course progress.

  • Satisfactory course progress is achieved where a student successfully completes at least 50% of course requirements in a successfully completed Term.
  • Unsatisfactory progress is defined as not successfully completing or demonstrating competency in more than 50% of the course requirements in a successfully completed Term.
  • Course breach is defined as not successfully completing or demonstrating competency in more than 50% of the course requirements in TWO consecutives successfully completed Terms or NOT responding to intervention meeting invitation within 10 working days from the receiving the invitation.

Penfold College will also monitor overseas student attendance (but would not report, unless otherwise required) in the process of course progress monitoring and reporting. However overseas students must meet their visa obligations regarding attendance, wherever applicable.

You will also be provided with further information about course progress and attendance requirements at your orientation.  For further details, please refer to Course Progress Policy and Procedure.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/Credit Transfer (CT)

Penfold College will offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT) to all prospective students through the enrolment process. Penfold College has documented policies and procedures for these processes and students are provided details of how to apply for RPL or Credit Transfer through the enrolment process. For further details, please refer to RPL and Credit Transfer Policy and Procedure.

Further Information

For all further details, please refer to International Student Handbook available on www.penfold.edu.au for all related policies and procedures and other important information related to international students including Covid-19, living cost, life and study in Melbourne, etc.

Please contact the Administration Manager at admin@penfold.edu.au or at +61 (3) 9041 8668 for further information.

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